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May 26, 2011

Community and the African American Artist

Charles Bibbs is arguably the most commercially successful Black artist working in the country today. An accomplished and acclaimed fine artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Bibbs has always believed that we are the keepers of our culture, and as such, has spent much of his time working towards developing a cohesive, energized African American Community. Bibbs' artwork manages to fuse African American and Native American cultural themes that make powerful cross cultural statements.

In his first visit to Minnesota, Bibbs will share his perspective on his art, Black artists, and the role of the artist in the community. A short art signing will follow the conversation.

The conversation and art signing will take place from 2:00-3:00 on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. The event is free and open to the public.